According to CDC data, 32% of women delivering a baby did so via C-section in 2015. Some of these are elective (planned) & others unplanned or emergent. If you are one of the 32%, what can you expect following a C-section?
If you're feeling the effects of winter, having a hard time breaking through some internal struggles, holding on to pain or simply need to reset, you're not alone. One of the most important things we can do for ourselves, on and off the mat, is...
As of January 28, 2017 we are moving into the year of the Fire Rooster in the Chinese Zodiac. Each lunar year is assigned an animal. This rotates through a 12 year cycle of animals.
Aches and pains are a common part of many of our lives. Many of us think that having pain is a normal part of “getting older.” For some of us, we think “getting older” can start in our 20s. For some of us it starts later in life. Regardless, pain is not normal and you do not need to live with it.
Do you feel like your insurance coverage gets more confusing each year? That’s probably because it does! It seems like each year there is another rule or exception to your plan but the cost keeps going up. Here at Jade, we are often asked, “how much will this cost?” The answer isn’t as easy at it seems.
The start of the new year is full of energy and resolve to get into healthier habits. The problem with new year’s resolutions is that there is a tendency to make big declarations and huge commitments that can be unrealistic. At Jade, we encourage you to channel the momentum in the air instead to recommit to yourself, and join us in an effort to be more present.
After the end of Daylight Savings Time, most of us are well aware that we have entered a quieter time of year. In Chinese medicine, the winter is considered to be a more yin time. Every day has a balance of yin and yang, but in the winter, yin is more prominent. Yin is dark, nutritive, and restful, while yang is light, energetic, and active. As the winter is more yin in general, it calls for a calmer lifestyle.
Even though we have had a mild fall, Maine will never disappoint to send some cold weather our way! Keep in mind that exercise and staying active are as important as ever.
This winter, welcome a slower, deeper practice into your week. With a combination of warming and cooling poses, the following sequence will keep you balanced and focused through the dark winter months.
Whether we stop and think about it or not, we are transitioning constantly in our lives. But what can happen when we do stop and think about these transitions? That mindfulness makes room for grace.
We all have aches and pains that we deal with on a regular basis but sometimes we just can't seem to shake an injury on our own. What are some signs that you should seek treatment now rather than wait?
Many of us feel more vulnerable during the change of seasons. From allergies to colds and flus, the start of a new season presents many challenges. The good news is that Chinese herbal medicine can help.
Headaches are a pain, literally and figuratively. They sneak up on you, slowly making you crankier and crankier, ruining your day. Headaches are attributed to many different causes; often we say “I’m stressed” or “I need to drink more water” or even “I didn’t get enough sleep.” But did you know many headaches can be tied to our posture and muscle tightness in our neck?
Recent research on stress physiology supports the long standing notion that living “out of balance” or under the long-term influence of stress changes our chemical composition. These changes increase the occurrence of inflammation triggering proteins in the blood and generating markers that MDs see as pathogenic like LDLs (a.k.a. bad cholesterol).
Postpartum yoga and exercise classes work to reestablish old connections that may have been lost in the process of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and even those first few whirlwind weeks.
In our modern lives it seems that stress is unavoidable. A friend recently called this internal chatter her “unwelcome roommate”. This unwelcome roommate decided to move right on in and take over your mental space without asking and without being considerate of how you’ve been living. This roommate makes judgments, thrives on emotions, makes demands and imposes opinion. Sound familiar?
Sources of stress can appear endless. Our new normal state of always being available and “on-call” is stressful, but leave your phone at home and the mind goes crazy with what it could be missing or that friends, family and even work can get worried that they can’t get in touch with you right away. The truth is, stress is unavoidable.
Affective running requires more than just physical ability acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can be an effective tool for runners of all ability levels. I would like to cover three areas that challenge runners and the solutions available from the practice of acupuncture.